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Norway gets a new liner company

Northern Europe has a new container liner. Alphaliner reports Norwegian logistics firm ColliCare will start a regular liner service between Moerdijk (near Rotterdam) and the Oslo fjord through its newly established subsidiary Viasea Shipping, which is based in Moss.

Viasea has chartered the 508 teu Nor Feeder to perform a weekly shuttle connecting Moerdijk with Oslo and Moss, starting with a sailing tomorrow from the Netherlands.

Viasea will also offer a weekly service between Norway and England issuing its own bills of lading. The UK-related cargoes will be transhipped to and from the Nor Feeder on the services operated by A2B-online between Moerdijk and the UK east coast ports of Blyth, Tees, Thamesport and Immingham, with Viasea having concluded an agreement with A2B.

The Dutch port of Moerdijk was chosen as Viasea says it wants to avoid the busy Rotterdam deepsea terminals while providing a convenient interface with the A2B services.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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